Biography of Albert L. Picket
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Albert L. Picket was born in Winchester, Chester Co., N, H., Nov. 24, 1820. He came to Kent county in 1842, and located on land south of Grand Rapids. In 1843 he moved to Plainfield tp. In 1850 he erected a saw mill on Cedar creek, on the N. W. quarter of sec. 22. He engaged in lumbering for the most part until 1861. May 22, 1846, he married Miss Catharine, daughter of Rev. David Gilbert, who came to this county from Ohio in 1842, and to Rockford soon after; and from 1852 to 1859 kept a store here. Albert served in the late war in Co. B, 1st Mich. Light Artillery, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Resaca, Cave City and others; but most of the time his department was kept guarding posts. He was promoted to the offices of Sergeant and Quartermaster, and Dec. 2, 1863, was commissioned 2d Lieut. March 14, 1864, was made 1st Lieut. Mr. and Mrs. Picket have had four children, three living: Millard, Darwin and Arthur Mr. P. was R. R. agent in Rockford for nine years, Postmaster four years, Township Treasurer two years, and Census Enumerator in 1880.

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